Friday, January 30, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #17: Who Says Strip Malls Are Totally Useless?


"Iceberg Sky"
Raleigh, NC - November 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Sky Watch Friday

Normally I wouldn't get excited about a strip mall. In fact normally I wouldn't even pay attention. But on this evening, the sky over Six Forks Station refused to be ignored.
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43 comments:

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is beautiful with the layers of color...we could all use fewer strip malls..Large tracts of forest have been cut down in my area for a new strip mall and more condos...Of course we have plenty of vacant store fronts and unsold homes...

Guy D said...

Great capture, I love the color and patterns in the sky, well done.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

napaboaniya said...

Dramatic skies draw my sight with interest. This is one dramatic sky is texture that appeases my delight very much :)

Louise said...

I like it, too. It seems to have punctuation in it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely drama, Mojo!

rhoen said...

lovely sky you got here! wonderful!

Tranquility said...

That sky is so pretty. I love how the clouds are constantly changing and creating new pictures each time you look up!

bowledover said...

Your SWF picture is lovely, rather reminds me of a large wing span.
Huge bird.
Thanks for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

The hues are lovely, quite dramatic.

Reader Wil said...

You are right! this sky is stunning!

bobbie said...

I'm very glad that you did not ignore it.

The Yothers said...

beautiful sky!!!! very refreshing!

Tess (life is beautiful)

Carver said...

That's a lovely shot and you were very close to where I live when you took that.

RuneK said...

Its a lovely drama, beautiful colored sky.

vincibene said...

Beautiful colors and an interesting structure of clouds.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful coloures and interesting sky!Happy SWF!

Marc said...

Beautiful. A cloud pattern you don't see every day.

Sara G said...

Great photo!!
Happy SWF

Catherine said...

Whatever is under when the Sky is superb, it deserves the picture.
No way to ignore these colors and texture.

Babooshka said...

The strip of colours along the strip mall are very eerie.

Robin said...

Great catch, another painting masquerading as a photo.

Janie said...

Amazing that the sky can dress up even a strip mall.
Lovely photo, lovely sky.

kenju said...

Well, hey! You were in MY neck of the woods! Next time, come and say hello.

Carol said...

Most beautiful sky I've seen to-nite....

Naturegirl said...

Great sky! Love the soulfull eyes staring back from your header!
Happy SWF!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

You never know where and when a good sky will emerge.

Patricia said...

I really loved the shape of the clouds! nice shot!
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Fotos da Lurdes said...

Great picture!
Beautiful sky...lovely colors...
HSWF:)

shadowsinthemoonlight said...

superb shot
dramatic- love the sweeping demarcated shapes
-gel

Skies said...

Yes, you're true...the sky can't be ignored in any way. Thanks for sharing!

travellersdiary.net said...

Well you pulled it off! You talk about strip mall and lovely sky in the same para.

Cheers!

magiceye said...

oh wow!!!!

esnorway said...

Good pic and color. have nice SWF weekend

Pearl Maple said...

Goes to show, great skies are out there all over the place and one has to be prepared to take the time to enjoy them where ever and when ever.

Thanks for sharing with us all.

Shadow said...

indeed, the sky IS amazing!

chanpheng said...

Huh. You can find skies in the weirdest places! And nice ones too!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Beautiful sky - the clouds almost look like puzzle pieces trying to put themselves together.

Daryl said...

Wonderful sky ... I so love the pink that is there this time of year .. around this neck 'o the woods its pink like that in the mornings ...

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful skies don't discriminate toward their surroundings, do they? Thank goodness. Gorgeous. Thanks.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like the cloud shapes in this shot...horizontal with a twist :)
have a wonderful weekend.

erin

Tarolino said...

Who indeed could ignore that. It's fabulous! The colours are absolutely wonderful. Whatever black construction is underneath dissapears from ones vision at the sight of this sky.

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

swirly clouds

Linda said...

Love that blue-color..very special..:o)